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Waterloo brewer making hand sanitizer

It has been hard to come by on store shelves for weeks
Innocente hand sanitizer
Photo from @Innocente_Brew on Twitter

Waterloo's Innocente Brewing Company is the latest of Ontario craft brewers to start making hand sanitizer.

Hand sanitizer has not been easy to find in grocery stores, pharmacies, for weeks now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Innocente is calling its batch of hand sanitizer - 'Inno-Sani'.

The head brewer tells, he had all the parts to make a still, deciding to give it a go.

"I distilled some higher alcohol beer I had in tank and generated roughly 8L of 65% ethanol." said Steven Innocente.

He then added hydrogen peroxide, a bit of lavender and glycerol.

"Why not help out." Innocente added.

The sanitizer is available for free at Innocente, which is located at 283 Northfield Drive East.

***Update: Innocente was out of sanitizer as of Wednesday morning. They're making more, and hope to have it ready by Thursday***

It's the latest example of a local company trying to help out.

Kitchener's InkSmith just received Health Canada certification to make face shields for front-line health care workers.

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